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Fire Crews at Dorchester Chimney Fire

Fire crews from Dorchester station have been attending to a chimney fire tonight (Thursday 3 Oct).

The fire is believed to be confined to a chimney on a property on St Helens Road.

Crews used a Chimney Kit in order to investigate and extinguish the fire.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire & Safety have this advice about Chimney Safety.

A clean chimney can help prevent fires and structural damage to your property. Regular cleaning of your chimney or flue will eliminate the build-up of soot and clear obstructions such as bird or animal nests, leaves and debris.

It is not enough to use a vacuum cleaner and you should make sure that your chimney or flue is inspected regularly.

Chimneys should be swept:

-At least once a year when using smokeless fuels

-At least once a year when using bituminous coal

-Every three months when burning wood

-Once a year when using oil

-Once a year when using gas

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